“O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwelleth.” (Psalm 25:7, LXX)

“Sanctify those who love the beauty of Thy House…” (Prayer before the Ambon, the Divine Liturgy)

“For a person to become a Christian he must have a poetic soul. He must become a poet. Christ does not wish insensitive souls in His company. A Christian, albeit only when he loves, is a poet and lives amid poetry. Poetic hearts embrace love and sense it deeply.” (Elder Porphyrios)

“Beauty will save the world.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)